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HMS Mission

To create and nurture a diverse community of the best people committed to leadership in alleviating human suffering caused by disease

Leadership

Barbara J. McNeil, MD
Acting Dean of the Harvard University Faculty of Medicine

HMS by the Numbers 2016-17

Total faculty 11,366
Tenured and tenure-track faculty on the HMS campus in 10 preclinical departments 176
Voting faculty on campus and at affiliates 5,813
Full-time faculty on campus and at affiliates 9,332
Nobel Prizes (cumulative) in Medicine or Physiology, Peace 9 prizes, 15 recipients
Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigators (current) 34
National Academy of Medicine members (current) 151
National Academy of Sciences members (current) 69
Total MD students 723
Total PhD students 848
     MD-PhD students (included in MD and PhD counts)
     Basic Sciences 156
     Social Sciences 15
Total DMD students 140
Total MMSc students 147
Total MBE students 25
Total MMSc students 147
Total DMSc students 27
Trainees (residents and postdoctoral fellows) 8,861

Students

Entering MD students, 2016:

MD (includes 14 MD–PhD students) 235

Applicants 7,069
Admitted 235 (3.3%)
Matriculated (includes 14 MD-PhD students) 165
Men 81 (49%)
Women 84 (51%)
Underrepresented in medicine (African-American, Native American, Hispanic, Mexican-American) 27 (16%)
Asian 59 (36%)

Additional entering students, 2016:

PhD 170
DMD 36
MMSc 68
MBE 25
M 68
DMSc 7

Additional joint-degree programs:
MD-MBA; MD-MPH; MD-MPP

Medical school alumni 9,961 (MD and MMSc degrees)

MD Financial Aid (Fiscal Year 2016)

Average scholarship $44,300
Annual unit loan $33,050 (entering students); $30,400 (2nd year students); $28,300 (3rd year students); $26,950 (4th year students)
Students receiving financial aid (excluding MD–PhD students) 75%
(2014-15) Students graduating with loans 110
(2014-15) Average loan debt at graduation $111,585
Range of debt (Class of 2015) $8,500–$282,144

Tuition and Fees (2015–2016)

Tuition $55,850
Fees $4,025

Tuition and Fees (2016–2017)

Tuition $58,050
Fees $4,311

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Mission

Our Mission

To create and nurture a diverse community of the best people committed to leadership in alleviating human suffering caused by disease